Ukrainian Andrei Bondarenko is one of the most exciting young baritones of today, having worked extensively with Valery Gergiev, Ivor Bolton, Yannik Nézet-Séguin, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vasily Petrenko, Enrique Mazzola, Kirill Karabits, Teodor Currentzis, Emanuelle Villaume, Michael Sturminger, Omer Meir Wellber , Alain Altinoglou, Daniele Callegari and Mikhail Tatarnikov.
Despite his youth, he has already appeared at Salzburg Festival, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Glyndebourne Festival and Touring Opera, Teatro Colon, Cologne Opera, Sydney Opera House, Perm State Opera and Mariinsky Theatre. He also gave his role debut as Billy in Billy Budd in the first ever production in Russia (Mikhailovsky Theatre, St. Petersburg).
In 2016-17 his engagements include: Pelléas at Scottish and Vilnius City Opera, Onegin at Deutsche Oper Berlin and Dallas Opera, Elisir d’amore at Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, La Bohème at Opernhaus Zürich (where he is a house resident) and Oper Köln. Looking further ahead he will give his debut at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden while continuing his residency at Opernhaus Zurich, where titles will include: Così fan tutte, Elisir d’amore, Don Pasquale, La Boheme, as well as his role debuts as Albert in Werther and Wolfram in Tannhäuser. Andrei will embark on a recital tour of the US and Europe with Gary Matthewman, where venues will include Wigmore Hall London, Carnegie Hall New York and Konzerthaus Vienna.
Andrei has recorded Don Giovanni (title role) and Nozze di Figaro (Conte) for Sony Classics, Rachmaninov songs with Iain Burnside at the Queens Hall in Edinburgh for Delphian Records as well as the highly acclaimed Lieutenant Kijé Suite on the BIS label.